I love potatoes. Baked, mashed, smashed, whipped, scalloped, French fried, roasted, twice baked, in soup, as a salad...you name it.
Anyway...instead of eating potatoes today, we made Irish potato stamps. I’ve always wanted to try this type of printing so I thought that this would be fun with St. Patrick’s Day approaching.
Here is what you will need:
Various shades of green paint
Paper for printing
Here is how we made them:
Grab some potatoes and slice as desired.
Using printmaking tools, we carved out some festive shapes and words. Remember if you use words - carve them backwards.
We plated up some green paint and stamped away for over an hour.
WARNING: this is extremely addicting.
I love how imperfectly perfect these turned out. Now I have to come up with some fun ways to use all of the paper that we printed. Banner, cards, wreath, wrapping paper...hmm.
I have a new obsession. Thank you, potatoes.